The Benefits of Giving Your Dog a Hobby

In the bigger picture, dogs are very similar to children. They need to feel loved, occupied and avoid feeling bored. Many dog owners are now considering introducing activities to their pet’s routine to prevent bad behaviour in the home. We have gathered a list of the best clubs and hobbies for your canine to help you decide what might be […] Continue Reading

House Training your New Arrival

It is an exciting time waiting to bring home your new puppy and there is so much to think about when they settle in. It is important to start basic training as soon as possible and this includes toilet training. The last thing you want is to have little presents left all over the house, some of which might not […] Continue Reading

Protecting with Furry Friends

Dogs are often referred to as man’s best friend but their uses expand considerably further. Many owners consider their pets as protection units; either for property or family. It is a very specific type of role and suitable only to certain breeds. The most suitable canines for the job… There are two clear aspects to consider; namely the size and […] Continue Reading

‘Baby-frying’ Your Dog

Respecting the Boundary between human and dog… It is fair and well accepting a dog into your family but many owners take it to ridiculous extremes. Identifying the difference between a child and a dog can be surprisingly difficult for many and has a direct impact on training and behaviour. The below are common mistake made by dog owners that […] Continue Reading

Stimulating Your K9

Dogs and children have a lot in common… One of the biggest challenges is to keep your dog amused. A bored dog is a destructive dog and you will often find chewed slippers, scratched doors and severed carpets. So what are the best ways to keep them entertained even when you are not there? Treat Balls Dogs love a challenge, […] Continue Reading

Top Tips for Training at Home

Although it is always useful to seek training advice from the professionals, there are a number of concepts to consider for improving your canine’s behaviour. We examine the top tips: Listen to Your Dog Not everyone speaks ‘dog’ or can decode the tone of a canine ‘woof’. Learn to read the basic signs and work with your dog. If they […] Continue Reading

Protecting Your Dog at Night

As the winter nights set in and daylight walks come to an end, there are a number of important tips to adapting your canine to successful winter living. Consider some important training tips and get in a festive frame of thinking. Training Tips Winter is the best time to focus your dog on stopping at roadsides, crossing on command and […] Continue Reading

Understanding Your Dog

There are a number of ways to communicate with your dog, some simpler than others. We have reviewed a number of ideas to get in touch with your dog and listed them below: Listen to the bark Your canine will primarily talk to you via their bark. Different tones highlight their mood. For example short and varied barking often means […] Continue Reading

Does Your Pet Have Special Potential?

It is now possible to tell if your dog has extra abilities from a very young age. We are not talking about crime fighting or martial art skills; many guide dogs and protection dogs come from identification as puppies. The ability to act as a guide dog is a usually reserved for strong and placid beasts such as Labradors or […] Continue Reading

Training Steps for a new Puppy

Young K9s are inquisitive, eager and intrigued by almost everything. It is an excellent time to begin basic training and set them on their way to an in-house lifestyle. Before employing a professional trainer, get started with some basic principles: Toilet Training There are a number of approaches to teaching a young dog about carrying out their business. Many use […] Continue Reading

Leaving Your Canine at Home

It may not be as dramatic as MaCaulay Culkin’s 80s exploits, but numerous owners leave their canines home alone every day. It is an unavoidable part of daily life and recent studies have suggested that much can be learned during this solitaire period. There are three distinct negative emotional behaviours that exist in dogs when left by themselves: Fear Many […] Continue Reading